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Michael Stryphnos, megas doux (1195-1203)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3651
Diameter 45 mm
Field diameter 33 mm
Condition Broken into two pieces along the channel. The edition and full reading of this seal are based on the better preserved parallel BZS 1947.2.1092.
Previous Editions

Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 126; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 658.

Obverse

St. Theodore (left) and St. Hyakinthos standing on either side of a tree. St. Theodore holds a spear and shield, while St. Hyakinthos swings an axe at the tree. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.


κο.με
γλμ..ηλ
γρνκυροσ
υγουελ
ησσυζυγ
θεο.ρσ


Δουκὸς μεγάλου Μιχαὴλ γραφῶν κῦρος αὐγουσταδέλφης συζύγου Θεοδώρας

Translation

Δουκὸς μεγάλου Μιχαὴλ γραφῶν κῦρος αὐγουσταδέλφης συζύγου Θεοδώρας.

The authorisation of the letters of the grand doux Michael, husband of Theodora, sister of the empress.

Commentary

On this seal and its owner, see the comments on BZS 1947.2.1092 (linked below).

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3651
Diameter 45 mm
Field diameter 33 mm
Condition Broken into two pieces along the channel. The edition and full reading of this seal are based on the better preserved parallel BZS 1947.2.1092.
Previous Editions

Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 126; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 658.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3651
Diameter 45 mm
Field diameter 33 mm
Condition Broken into two pieces along the channel. The edition and full reading of this seal are based on the better preserved parallel BZS 1947.2.1092.
Previous Editions

Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 126; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 658.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3651
Diameter 45 mm
Field diameter 33 mm
Condition Broken into two pieces along the channel. The edition and full reading of this seal are based on the better preserved parallel BZS 1947.2.1092.
Previous Editions

Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 126; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 658.